Get a YouTube student membership

If you're a student, you may be eligible for a discounted YouTube paid membership. Learn about who qualifies for a student membership and how to sign up.

If you have an active subscription to a YouTube paid membership and would like to switch to a discounted student membership, first cancel your existing subscription. After you cancel your existing membership, you can sign up for a YouTube student membership.

YouTube Student Membership Eligibility

To sign up for a YouTube student membership you must:

  • Be enrolled as a student at a higher education institution in a location where YouTube student memberships are offered and which SheerID has approved. Eligibility of the institution is determined by SheerID.

    To check if your school has student plans available:
    1. Go to the Student Plan landing page for YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium.
    2. Select Try it Free.
    3. Type in your school on the SheerID form. If your school appears then student plans are available.
  • Be verified as a student by SheerID. For help with the verification process, email SheerID at customerservice@sheerid.com.

If you meet all the eligibility requirements for a membership, you'll be eligible for up to 4 years of student membership. You'll be required to re-verify your eligibility every year.

Student membership locations

YouTube student memberships are available in the following locations currently:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay

Student Membership Options

We offer several options for amplifying your YouTube experience. You can sign up for either a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium membership as a student. You’ll get all the same benefits at a discounted rate. Learn about our paid membership options to decide which one is right for you.

Start a paid student membership

YouTube Premium

When you become a YouTube Premium member, your benefits can be used on YouTube, YouTube Music, and YouTube Kids.
  1. On your computer or mobile web browser, go to youtube.com/premium/student.
  2. Select Try it Free.
  3. Follow the steps to complete verification with SheerID. If SheerID can verify your eligibility, you'll be redirected to YouTube to continue the sign-up process.
    • If you're not immediately verified, you'll be asked to upload more documentation to verify your eligibility. These documents will be manually reviewed. You'll get an email notifying you of your eligibility status within 20 minutes in the U.S.. For all other locations, an email notification may take up to 48 hours.
    • If your eligibility is confirmed through the extra verification step, you’ll need to log back into your account. Go to your profile by tapping on your profile picture. Select Paid memberships and you’ll see a notification asking you to finish sign-up using the steps below.
  4. Select the payment method you wish to use or add a new payment method.
  5. Click Buy to complete the transaction.

Visit http://youtube.com/purchases at any time to view details about your membership.

YouTube Music Premium

Become a YouTube Music Premium member to enjoy millions of songs and music videos without ads. Download your favorite songs and videos for offline listening, and more.
  1. On your computer or mobile web browser, go to youtube.com/musicpremium/student.
  2. Select Try it Free.
  3. Follow the steps to complete verification with SheerID. If SheerID can verify your eligibility, you'll be redirected to YouTube to continue the sign-up process.
    • If you're not immediately verified, you'll be asked to upload more documentation to verify your eligibility. These documents will be manually reviewed. You'll get an email notifying you of your eligibility status within 20 minutes in the U.S.. For all other locations, an email notification may take up to 48 hours.
    • If your eligibility is confirmed through the extra verification step, you’ll need to log back into your account. Go to your profile by tapping on your profile picture. Select Paid memberships and you’ll see a notification asking you to finish sign-up using the steps below.
  4. Select the payment method you wish to use or add a new payment method.
  5. Click Buy to complete the transaction.

Go to http://youtube.com/purchases at any time to view details about your membership.

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